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- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
NB: I am working in person and on-line. Not taking new clients until November 2021. Daytime only.
Do you feel stuck, anxious or depressed? Is life challenging? I offer a welcoming space to look at what is going on in your life.
I am calm and compassionate and help clients to look at long-standing behaviour that is no longer helpful, your upbringing or past trauma. Or you may wish to make changes around a current specific issue or relationship. Perhaps you simply wish to understand yourself better. I will work with you at your pace. I bring a warmth and curiosity to my work but feel that humour is also important.
Who I work with
I work with adults aged 18 up and appreciate the impact of isolation, depression and feeling different. I have worked with issues such as:
Depression, anxiety, OCD, panic attacks
Addiction, (esp. gambling)
Abuse, self-harm, suicidal feelings
Attachment, family relations
Trauma, often using bodywork.
Chronic pain and health anxiety
ADHD in adults
In-patient psychiatric setting - psychosis, etc.
I am interested in working with attachment issues and narcissistic parents - how the care that we received as a child, or lack of it, impacts on us, and the expectation of men to be strong and unemotional.
Where I work and cost
I understand that it is daunting finding a counsellor so we can meet for an initial session without commitment. I work from Alma Road BS8.
Other Information About Me
I currently also work on a psychiatric ward. I have previously worked in a university student counselling service and an agency for gambling addiction. I teach mindful yoga.
I abide by the BACP's ethical values. I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from University of the West of England.
My first session
I offer a 15-minute free phone conversation to discuss therapy with me. A first full session will involve me taking a full history of your emotional development: family, past events, current difficulties, medication. It also gives you the opportunity to ask questions about therapy and how I work.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited